As most of you know, during term time I am learning hand embroidery. One technique on my 'must try this' list was Whitework. Way back in December 2013 Mary Corbett of Needle n Thread reviewed this adult colouring book, I bought a copy soon after
Mary decided to embroider the Hummingbirds design, you can read all her project posts here:
Meanwhile, what should I do with my traced hummingbirds? Coincidentally Sharon at Pintangle has just restarted Take a Stitch Tuesday. Each week she posts instructions for a different embroidery stitch. You can find all the info here: http://pintangle.com/tast-faq/
I really want to learn some different stitches, so I will use my hummingbirds as a stitch sampler. I struggled to come up with a fun bright colour scheme, so I turned to one of my favourite books on colour...
Design - Johanna Basford "Secret Garden" Adult Colouring Book
Fabric: 55 count Kingston Linen in "White"
Threads: DMC in Teal: 747; 964; 959; 3814; 991; 500 Turquoise: 3766; 807; 3809; 924
Pink: 948; 967; 957; 962; 602; 3805 Magenta: 819; 963; 605; 3608; 3607; 3804
Gold: 746; 677; 3822; 3821; 729; 3829 Brown: 3371